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Video shows bartender accidentally lighting person's face on fire

A bartender in Lithuania was making a 'Flaming Lamborghini' when she ended up accidentally lighting a customer's face on fire.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' scores second presidential term

Vilnius - Lithuania's "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite won an unprecedented second term Sunday in a presidential runoff held amid widespread apprehension over a resurgent Russia.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' duels leftist in presidential run-off

Vilnius - Lithuanians began voting Sunday in a presidential runoff with incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite the frontrunner in this EU and NATO state dominated by security concerns over a resurgent Russia.

Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' to vie with leftist for presidency

Vilnius - Lithuania's incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite emerged as the clear leader in presidential polls Sunday but will have to face a leftist in a run-off vote, the election commission announced.

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.

Former Putin adviser warns his ex-boss has desires on Finland

Stockholm - A former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West is failing to understand Putin’s world view and that the ambitions of Russia’s head of state extend far beyond Crimea.

Baltic states tackle defence spending after Crimea takeover

Vilnius - Wary of their powerful neighbour Russia, the Baltic states of Lithuania and Latvia plan to double defence spending while Estonia will maintain its strong level after watching Moscow take over Crimea.The three countries of 6.

West waxes laws and norms as Russia absorbs Crimea

Sevastopol - The U.S. and Europe are trying to contain Russian revanchism in Crimea by suspending G8 participation and warning of further costs while Putin's star soars again.

Baltic states jittery over 'unpredictable' Russia

Vilnius - Standing in the shadow of a massive, grey former KGB building in a busy Vilnius street, Lithuanian pensioner Rimantas Gucas worries history could repeat itself if the West fails to stop Russia from absorbing Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.As Lithuania mar...

Lithuania orders probe of CIA torture

Vilnius - A Lithuanian court has ordered an investigation of the torture of a Saudi Arabian terrorism suspect by Central Intelligence Agency operatives at a secret prison in the small Baltic nation.

Injured militant leaves Ukraine after Western pressure

Vilnius - A Ukrainian protester whose account of torture has shocked Europe arrived in Vilnius late Sunday, hours after a Kiev court ruled that he could leave the country for treatment.

Will Tymoshenko sink EU-Ukraine deal?

Kiev - Seven days until the opening of the Vilnius Eastern Partnership Summit and European leaders are still mired in an impasse over the fate of Ukraine.

Eastern Europe leading tourism growth in the EU

Bratislava - Europe remains one of the favourite destinations for tourists the world over, but the centre of gravity is beginning to shift further east.

Lithuanians overturn conviction of Real IRA suspect

In 2011, Michael Campbell was sentenced to 12 years by a Lithuanian court for allegedly attempting to purchase weapons for the Real Irish Republican Army. His conviction was overturned by a Lithuanian appeals court.

Snowden disclosures: EU votes for in-depth inquiry on NSA spying

Strasbourg - The European Parliament adopted a resolution, Thursday July 4, giving the go-ahead for the Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the US surveillance programs.

Lithuania’s Andrius Pojavis gains fans at Eurovision 2013

Andrius Pojavis, the artist representing Lithuania in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), is gaining fans, despite having his performance described as “karaoke”.

Germany arrests 'Auschwitz guard' on murder charges

Stuttgart - German authorites arrested a 93-year-old man Monday who was alleged to have been a guard at Auschwitz on charges of complicity in the mass murder of prisoners

Op-Ed: America could learn from rappers' tribute to Radio Free Europe

Truckee - Led by Peja of the Polish rap group Slums Attack, Europe's rappers recorded a multilingual tribute to political and cultural freedom message of the American-funded station Radio Free Europe.

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.

Food: EU to relax rules on animal protein in animal feed

Lost amongst the Europe-wide furore concerning the discovery of horsemeat in processed foods, on February 14 the European Union quietly announced a partial lifting of the ban on animal proteins in feedstuffs.
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